Fargo 55506 DTC4500e Dual Sided/Dual Sided Laminator 5121/5125 Contact
With the Fargo DTC4500e plastic card printers and encoder, you get professional quality, full-color credentials. Designed for medium-to-large sized organizations, schools, and government institutions looking for reliable, long-term card printing and encoding solutions. The professional-grade 55506 DTC4500e plastic card printer and encoder withstands the daily demands of high-volume card printing. The versatility of the DTC4500e is unsurpassed. Driven by an extremely robust and reliable print engine, this high-volume printer delivers speed, power and versatility rolled into one. High-capacity ribbons enable the DTC4500e to print twice as many full-color cards as most printers before the ribbon has to be changed, providing continuous high-quality card printing and encoding.
Direct to Card Printing Technology
This ID card printer utilizes “direct-to-card” printing technology, which diffuses ink (in the form of a ribbon) directly to a blank PVC or Composite card material. The technology is literally named to describe the one step process in which the print head heats up then comes in direct contact with the ribbon and blank card substrate Direct to card printers and their simple printing process improve efficiency, and are ideal for high volume printing requirements. Card printing that utilizes direct contact with a fixed printhead results in “edge to edge” printing, which leaves a small unprinted border around the perimeter of the card.
This ID card printer prints with a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) or 11.8 dpm (dots per millimeter).
Dual Sided ID Card Printing
With a dual sided printing module, This ID card printer can automatically print on both sides of a PVC or Composite card.
Dual Sided Lamination
This ID card printer incudes a dual sided lamination module, which allows you to apply a variety of different laminates (clear, generic holographic, custom holographic, etc.) to both sides of the card.
Multi-Frequency (125kHz & 13.56 MHz) Contactless Reader and Encoder (HID Omnikey 5121 & 5125) with Contact Station
This ID card printer includes a Multi-Frequency Contactless Chip Reader and Encoder allowing you to read and encode a variety of contactless chip technologies. This ID card printer is also equipped with a contact station, allowing you to read and encode a card with an embedded contact chip.
This ID card printer is also with a contact station, allowing you to read and encode a card with an embedded contact chip.
Single-sided & dual-sided printing
Printing Speeds (sec/card)
6 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
8 seconds per single-sided monochrome (KO) card
16 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
24 seconds (full-color (YMCKOK) dual-sided card)
Input Hopper Capacity
Dual Hoppers - 100 each
Output Hopper Capacity
100-card reject hopper (required same-side input/output card hopper)
Card Sizes Accepted
CR80 - standard PVC or PET (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
CR79 - adhesive-back (CR79 is slightly smaller than the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted
USB 2.0 & Ethernet with internal print server
Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit), Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 7.0, Fedora 18, Mandriva 2011, Red Hat 6.4, Open Suse 12.3, Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6, v10.7, & v10.8
3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited pass with Ultracard™)
1 no-questions-asked printhead replacement
1 year of loaner coverage
Weight & Dimensions
9 lbs (4.1 kg), 9.8'' x 18.1'' x 9.2'' (249mm x 460mm x 234mm)
US/International power cords
CD with printer drivers & user guide
ISO magnetic stripe (field-upgradeable)
Contact smart card encoding (factory ordered)
HID Prox reader (factory ordered)
iClass, MIFARE, ISO read/write encoder (factory ordered)
Same-side input/output hopper - field-installable
Extended warranties, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty